Govan High School pupils Courtney Early S5 and Jamie Lee McKenzie S4 recently received a work experience placement at the Hilton Hotel. The placements were set up with the assistance of Willie Jones, former pupil of Govan High School and Food and Beverage Manager at the Gleneagles Hotel.
”I really enjoyed my time at the Hilton Hotel doing work experience. It was a great opportunity to learn more about how hotels work. Simon, the Food and Beverages Manager, showed me and Jamie Lee around the Hotel and told us what we were going to do during our placement. He showed us how to set up tables and clean all the cutlery and shine them all up. After we were finished doing that we went down for lunch. Then Simon came and took us to the pastry section to watch Mohammed and Scott show us all the different things they do. Jamie Lee and I got to design chocolate patterns on plates and we got to try the ice cream that Mohammed and Scott made. After that Simon took us on a visit to a room on the 19th floor so that we could understand how housekeeping works and how important it is to serve the needs of the guests properly. I really enjoyed my placement at the Hilton Hotel and it has helped me to decide that I want to work in the hospitality sector, maybe even in the Hilton Hotel. I would like to thank Simon and his staff for giving Jamie Lee and I an enjoyable and valuable work experience.
“Jamie Lee and Courtney, definitely have a future in Hospitality,” said Simon Magnus, The Hilton’s Food and Beverage Manager. “They are very conscientious and quick learners. We look forward to welcoming them back in the future as Full-time Members of the Hilton team”.